Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue is great for those who have a build-up of tension, pain due to muscle restriction or adhesions and or restricted movement. It is often used to recover from a strenuous activity like sports, physically demanding occupations, or to aid muscle rehabilitation.
All of my therapeutic massage treatments use a variety of techniques tailored to the client, such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, friction, myofascial work, active & passive work and/or stretching.
- 30 minutes €35
- 60 minutes €60
- 75 minutes €75
- 90min “Goodbye Tension” full body massage €90
Packages see treatments page
At the start of the treatment, gliding movements will be used to help warm the superficial muscles, then gradually increasing the pressure to affect the deeper muscles. Hands, forearms, and elbows are used by the therapist in this massage. Passive stretches can be incorporated to increase mobility in the body.
Benefits of Deep Tissue/ General Massage
- Relieve muscle fatigue
- Relieve muscle soreness & stiffness
- Eases stiff, aching joints
- Improve muscle suppleness
- Improves posture, mobility, and flexibility
- Reduce stress
- Improves blood and lymph circulation
Explanation of what Trigger Point Therapy is (This technique can take a few seconds to a minute and is only a small part of a larger full massage treatment)
Trigger point work is a technique that can be integrated into a deep tissue massage session if needed. It helps by releasing & deactivating painful nodules in the muscle. These nodules are called Trigger Points, often referred to as “knots”. They can shorten and fatten the muscle which reduces its efficiency, mobility and causes pain.
This technique can take a few seconds to a minute and is only a small part of a larger full massage treatment.
To establish its location and severity, the muscle will be gradually pressed and released. This is called Palpating. Once the Trigger point is found pressure is held on the point, circled, and released, this is repeated.
Benefits of Trigger point therapy
- Stretches tight structures that have indirect effects on other tissues.
- Stimulates blood supply to congested or stagnant areas of the body
- Improves neural activity
- Releases powerful pain-relieving endorphins that reducing pain in these points
Common causes of trigger points
- Poor Posture like slouching crossed legs & rounded shoulders.
- Excessive driving
- Poor footwear
- Repetitive movements
- Excessive sport.